Praised for its relevant, straightforward coverage, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, 13E illustrates how to apply legal concepts to business situations. This comprehensive, yet succinct, reader-friendly approach provides a depth of coverage ideal for business success and CPA exam preparation without technical jargon. Integrated, summarized landmark and recent cases work with more than 220 figures, tables, diagrams, and summaries to ensure understanding. Key legal terms are defined and illustrated, while numerous examples relate material to real life. Critical-thinking features strengthen analytical skills as you acquire a fundamental knowledge of the principles of law that apply to business transactions. Gain insight into the function and operation of courts and administrative agencies and learn to recognize potential legal problems in business situations.